Monthly Archives: January 2015

Literature and Science Research Seminar Series, Hilary Term

I will be giving a talk at the Literature and Science Research Seminar Series alongside many other fantastic speakers this term – do come along!

Literature and Science, Oxford

Four literature and science research seminars are scheduled for this term. All will take place at 2pm on Fridays at the English Faculty, Seminar Room A. See below.

6 Feb. (3rd week): Graduate Forum: Laura Ludtke (St Anne’s), ‘Interwar London in an Artificial Light,’ and Natasha Ryan (St Anne’s)(title TBC).

20 Feb. (5th week): Dr Natalia Cecire (Sussex) (title TBC).

6 March (7th week): Graduate Forum: Anja A. Drautzburg (Queen’s), ‘What’s Borderline Personality Disorder Anyway? – Perceptual Frameworks in Joe Penhall’s Psychotherapy Play Blue/Orange’; and Franziska Kohlt (Brasenose) ‘Victorian Fantastic Literature and the Psychological Sciences: Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald – Two Case Studies.’

20 March (9th week): Dr Charlotte Sleigh (Kent), ‘Engineering fiction: literature and science in interwar Britain.’

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Call for Papers: Working with Nineteenth-Century Medical and Health Periodicals

This might be interesting to people working in History of Science and History of Medicine

Diseases of Modern Life

Working with Nineteenth-Century Medical and Health Periodicals
St Anne’s College, Oxford, Saturday 30 May 2015

The nineteenth century saw an explosion in the number of medical periodicals available to the interested reader. Publications such as the Lancet and British Medical Journal are familiar names to many of us, still published and widely read today. The period also saw a huge range of smaller journals appearing, as practitioners increasingly organised themselves into more discrete medical ‘specialisms’ towards the end of the century. The Asylum Journal, later Journal of Mental Science, for example, sought to bring together the knowledge of those working in the expanding field of psychiatry, whilst The Homoeopathic World provided a forum for discussion for those practicing homoeopathic medicine, and was read both by medical professionals and laypeople.

As digitization projects advance, an increasing number of these medical periodicals are becoming available to researchers. We are interested in…

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